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1 hour ago, Dad3353 said:

Indian Heavy Metal or African Heavy Metal..? :/

Mechanical heavy metal, MECHANICA

 

 

 

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Well that's my genre sorted...  Mechanica.

That's got to be a mix of Metal & Electroncia.  The pic gives it a happy vibe though.  :biggrin:

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I'm in!

There once was an elephant that was mechanical.  Someone mistook it for real, but he's like the guitars in this track!

Bass & hook played on the Roli Seaboard.
Drums courtesy of Apple Drummer.
Guitars made of random chopped up & processed guitar sounds taken from Apple Loops.

 

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I've done a little one...

It's a bit funky, a bit cheeky (or puerile for those of a non-Carry On persuasion!) and for a change was started by a bluesy keyboard groove, with bass added later - DI output of Wal direct into Ableton, other output via Future Impact, Bass Whammy and Fwonk Beta pedals into another track. Guitar is a Strat through my bass rig and Bias FX, drums programmed or loops in EZ Drummer...

 

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On 03/01/2021 at 17:49, lurksalot said:

At the last bass bash up this way @tommorichards was playing a Kala U-bass through one into fridge as I recall , big smiles all round 😂

That was all kinds of fun. Sounded brilliant. Cant wait for another one.

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34 minutes ago, tommorichards said:

Can someone clue me in as to the details of this composition challenge?

Certainly, old chum. It's not really that much more complicated than the few explanatory  lines of the very first post in this topic, but, to elaborate just the same...
The general idea is to find inspiration from the picture, which has been chosen by the previous 'winner' (that's to say: got the most votes, although, everyone is a 'winner', really ;) ... ). The composition can be in any genre, played with any instruments, real or virtual (so not just bass, although it can be..!). Recorded by any means available, however modest, by yourself (although backing vocals, 'guest' band members, passing refuse truck etc... are tolerated...). The composition must be in the current month, and the resulting file would normally be posted on Soundcloud (it's free, for modest use of the sort...), before the closing date, which is normally about a week before end of month. Once closed, a 'Voting' topic is posted, inviting BassChatters to vote for their favourite(s), and at month's end, a winner is declared.
Not much more to add. The absolute quality of playing the production quality, the instruments used... None of that is of great matter, as the 'judging' is based on the aptness of the music to the picture (at least in theory, although the criteria behind the voting is up to the voters, in truth...).
Maybe the simplest would be for you to have a look at the picture, see what comes to mind, musically, and record something..? Offer it up and see what comes of it. What's the worst that can happen, eh..? It won't be any worse than what Lenny bungs up every month, and my own are often enough complete and utter 'flops', so you'll be in excellent company. Give it a go, lad. You know it makes sense. :friends:

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1 minute ago, Dad3353 said:

Certainly, old chum. It's not really that much more complicated than the few explanatory  lines of the very first post in this topic, but, to elaborate just the same...
The general idea is to find inspiration from the picture, which has been chosen by the previous 'winner' (that's to say: got the most votes, although, everyone is a 'winner', really ;) ... ). The composition can be in any genre, played with any instruments, real or virtual (so not just bass, although it can be..!). Recorded by any means available, however modest, by yourself (although backing vocals, 'guest' band members, passing refuse truck etc... are tolerated...). The composition must be in the current month, and the resulting file would normally be posted on Soundcloud (it's free, for modest use of the sort...), before the closing date, which is normally about a week before end of month. Once closed, a 'Voting' topic is posted, inviting BassChatters to vote for their favourite(s), and at month's end, a winner is declared.
Not much more to add. The absolute quality of playing the production quality, the instruments used... None of that is of great matter, as the 'judging' is based on the aptness of the music to the picture (at least in theory, although the criteria behind the voting is up to the voters, in truth...).
Maybe the simplest would be for you to have a look at the picture, see what comes to mind, musically, and record something..? Offer it up and see what comes of it. What's the worst that can happen, eh..? It won't be any worse than what Lenny bungs up every month, and my own are often enough complete and utter 'flops', so you'll be in excellent company. Give it a go, lad. You know it makes sense. :friends:

Thanks Dad. I wasnt sure if it had to be bass specific or allowed anything. I may do. Theres a few weeks left of the month.

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13 minutes ago, tommorichards said:

Thanks Dad. I wasnt sure if it had to be bass specific or allowed anything. I may do. Theres a few weeks left of the month.

Indeed; I've hardly started, myself. Be aware that 'anything' does not include bagpipes, naturally. -_- (It's a running gag. There's not much really serious about this Challenge; it's just for fun...)

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The revelation of the mechanialilitiness of the elephant has disappointed no-one more than me and has changed what might have been quite pleasant music into some kind of noise-prog. Drums are done. Bass needs filth.

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On 08/01/2021 at 01:33, tommorichards said:

Thanks Dad. I wasnt sure if it had to be bass specific or allowed anything. I may do. Theres a few weeks left of the month.

FWIW it doesn't have to have bass in it at all.  Having said that I've never come close to winning so don't take my advice.

 

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2 minutes ago, Nicko said:

FWIW it doesn't have to have bass in it at all.  Having said that I've never come close to winning so don't take my advice.

 

It might seem odd but I’ve never seen it noted anywhere that it actually has to be musical at all 😂

Being an inclusive type, I always thought a poem or short story would qualify , spoken and recorded of course , but they would of course be composed.

 

and then , just maybe,  one could put a bangin’ donk on it 😎

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For some reason this month's project is veering toward some kind of prog metal.  I might delete the bit with the two handed tapping.  Gulp.  

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Here is my contribution to the January 2021 Basschat Composition Challenge, inspired by a picture chosen by the previous winner: Doctor J..!
Inspired by opposites, this month, with the thought that this little fellow is having a great time, and feeling pretty lightweight. That's what I've wanted to portray, in simple terms; just the sheer glee of the falling drops.
Sparse..? Yes; one guitar, two harps (all virtual...). Mixed in Reaper (what else..?), with no treatment whatever. Just a plain, simple mix.
Thanks for listening, if you already have; if you're about to, enjoy.

 

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6 hours ago, Dad3353 said:

Here is my contribution to the January 2021 Basschat Composition Challenge, inspired by a picture chosen by the previous winner: Doctor J..!
Inspired by opposites, this month, with the thought that this little fellow is having a great time, and feeling pretty lightweight. That's what I've wanted to portray, in simple terms; just the sheer glee of the falling drops.
Sparse..? Yes; one guitar, two harps (all virtual...). Mixed in Reaper (what else..?), with no treatment whatever. Just a plain, simple mix.
Thanks for listening, if you already have; if you're about to, enjoy.

 

Sweet.... That's set me up for the day!😎

 

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@Dad3353 the guitar sounds are very convincing.  What are you using there?

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8 minutes ago, Nicko said:

@Dad3353 the guitar sounds are very convincing.  What are you using there?

Band In A Box 2021

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